|Oblomov - Ivan Goncharov|
LibriVox recording of Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov, translated by C. J. Hogarth. Read by Kevin Davidson. Oblomov is the best known novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is also the central character of the novel, often seen as the ultimate incarnation of the superfluous man, a symbolic character in 19th-century Russian literature. Oblomov is a young, generous nobleman who seems incapable of making important decisions or undertaking any significant actions...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; Russian literature; Superfluous man
|The Diary of a Superfluous Man - Ivan Turgenev|
LibriVox recording of The Diary of a Superfluous Man, by Ivan Turgenev. Read by Martin Geeson. Turgenev's shy hero, Tchulkaturin, is a representative example of a Russian archetype - the "superfluous man", a sort of Hamlet not necessarily dignified with the title Prince: an individual of comfortable means leading a dreary existence, without purpose and led on by events which may, as in this story, engulf him...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Ivan Turgenev; diary; superfluous man
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